FIRST PROJECTS OVERVIEW

THE ECO2MISSION VISITORS CENTRE
The development of a working environment featuring solar and other alternative energy displays, and enabling members of the public to watch the building of the Antarctic base station. Also on display will be Southampton Universities Solar Bike. There will also be a Green Homes exhibition. More

THE SOLAR POLAR EXPEDITION
The Solar Polar Expedition will send team member Alexandra Hartridge to Antarctica as part of an international team of young people organised by environmentalist Robert Swan. Alex will use renewable energy technologies to help her survive, move and communicate in one of the world’s most hostile environments. More

THE SOLAR ON SCHOOLS PROJECT
The SOS (Solar on Schools) Project - raising funds to help one or two state schools in Hampshire join the national "Scolar" programme which aims to provide schools with "green" electricity from photo-voltaic systems. More

THE ECO2SHELTER PROJECT
The Eco2shelter Project will create a partnership to research, design and construct a multi-purpose building that makes no net emissions of CO2 or other greenhouse gases during its lifetime whilst providing housing and workspaces for young homeless people and/or other socially excluded groups. It will show that practical solutions to climate change are of relevance to all sections of society. We envisage that it will be part of a wider urban regeneration project helping to build a more sustainable local community. More

MEDIA
The Antarctic Expedition will achieve extensive worldwide media coverage. It has many unique selling points.
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME
We are very keen to involve children in the project and are developing a participation programme to inspire them with technology and innovation working in harmony with the world. More

WEBSITE
Our Website should be on-line by the end of October 1999. This site will reflect not only our own mission, but also will contain corporate imagery for our sponsors. More

EVENTS/FUNDRAISING
In August 1999 Alexandra Hartridge and Gareth Harding undertook a walk from Portsmouth to Southampton along the Solent way to highlight the effects of climate change locally. At the same time an exhibition was held in Ocean Village. This was followed by an evening reception to launch the project to the media. More

MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
We are running a membership to encourage members of the public to become involved in the organisation.
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SPONSORS/SPONORSHIP
We are looking for several levels of sponsorship including a Title Sponsor. More

 


PROJECT ORGANISATION

Since the projects launch in January 1999, the foundations of the organisation have been carefully assessed to make for smooth running. We believe we need a strong dynamic and enthusiastic team to make this project work – people who are prepared to go ‘that extra mile’.

The Steering Committee meets weekly, to make sure of the smooth running of the project. It is chaired by Gareth Harding, and at present consists of five people. Once major sponsors are secured, then they will be invited to join the steering committee.

At present all members of Eco2mission are working on a purely voluntary basis. However, as the project demands more and more time, it will become imperative to secure funding for salaries to ensure the smooth running of the project.


TECHNICAL ADVISORS

Southampton University
Dr A Bahaj
Dr P James

Bernard McNelis - IT Power

Pete Goss MBE

British Antarctic Survey
Crispin Day
Geoff Somers MBE

Robert Swan OBE - Patron

Dr Paul Johnston - Greenpeace International.


KEY PERSONNEL